The 2012 Boulder Peak Triathlon was all about the bike. Boulder native Cam Dye very nearly claimed the bike course record on his way to winning the notoriously challenging Boulder Peak 5150 Triathlon. In the end 4 time XTERRA World Champion, Conrad Stoltz, edged Dye by just 6 seconds to claim the bike record on his way to an eventual 5th place. That's an effort, according to Stoltz, of close to 400 watts average for the 42k hilly course. We have to imagine Dye was producing something very close to those numbers, although he is a bit lighter than "The Caveman" Stoltz. Either way both produced bike splits more than three minutes faster than the third split of Matty Reed (1:01:20). The only reason Stoltz was not second was due to a minute stand down penalty due to riding past the dismount line into T2.
Meanwhile, on the women's side, 2012 Olympic Triathlon Team Member, Laura Bennett rode the prototype BMC Time Machine Road on her way to victory. Here's the PROOF. While Bennett's not fully aero setup would sacrifice two minutes to runner up Melissa Rollison, her blazing ITU style swim strength was more than enough to secure the win.
Find the Daily Camera coverage of the race HERE